The Salon Art+Design show returned for its eighth edition at the Park Avenue Armory from November 14 – 18, 2019. Being an incredible melting pot of design, vintage, modern and contempory art, it featured 56 leading art and design galleries (Apparatus, R Company, The Future Perfect, 21St Gallery), from 14 different countries.

Lalique : A celebration of iconic design and craftsmanship

Lalique participated at Salon Art+Design 2019 for its second year in a row. The façade of the installation featured the debut of the “Hirondelles” Wallpaper, created in tandem with Fromental, a British wall-covering company. The overall concept for the installation was influenced by the three F’s that define the Lalique brand; Femme (woman), Flore (Flora), Faune (Fauna). 

For this special occasion, the Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne which is part of Par Excellence Craftsmen collective, created a custom hand-cut and looped carpet that lent a textural, luxurious and inviting atmosphere to the space with its modern nest and parakeet pattern. 

Mathieu Lehanneur – The Colonel’s Room

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur created a new site-specific installation for the Salon, using a mix of new and old designs. He created a place of refuge within the historic Colonel’s Room called “Soldier’s Retreat”. Here was his new collection “Inverted Gravity but also pieces of his “Illuminations” Collection like his cloud-shaped Familyscape couch and a green marble console. Most pieces of this collection were crafted by Par Excellence partners.